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Measure Retirement Process With Member Input

PQA follows a systematic, transparent, and consensus-based process in the development and maintenance of measures. This process ensures that PQA measures are relevant and continue to support improvement in health care.

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PQA is Soliciting Feedback on Health Plan PDC Composite Measure

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) has developed a new health plan performance measure focused on medication adherence, Proportion of Days Covered Composite (PDC-CMP). PQA is actively soliciting feedback on this measure via a public comment period which opened on October 3 and will close on October 24, 2022. Stakeholders are invited to provide comments  

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PQA Appoints 15 Individuals to Serve on COPD Treatment Ratio TEP

PQA has appointed 15 individuals from member organizations to serve on a technical expert panel (TEP) to review and provide input on draft specification for a health plan performance measure concept: COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Treatment Ratio (CTR). 

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PQA Developing Health Plan Measure for COPD Treatment Ratio

PQA, the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, has begun developing a health plan performance measure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

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Measure Stewardship with Expert Input and Consensus-Based Process

PQA follows a systematic, transparent and consensus-based development process to ensure that measures are important, scientifically acceptable, feasible and usable. However, the measurement lifecycle does not end when a measure is endorsed.  

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Understanding PQA Measures

Quality measures are standards for measuring the performance of health care providers to care for patients and populations. PQA develops and stewards measures focused on medication use. 

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Developing PQA Measures Through Public Comment and Endorsement

PQA follows a systematic, transparent and consensus-based developmentprocess to ensure that measures are important, scientifically acceptable, feasible and usable. This approach produces strong, consistent results, but it also takes time. 

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PQA Appoints 17 Individuals to Serve on Health Plan PDC Composite Measure TEP

PQA has appointed 17 individuals from member organizations to serve on a technical expert panel (TEP) to review and provide input on draft specifications for a health plan measure concept: Proportion of Days Covered (PDC) Composite. 

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Developing Measures with Expert Input and Comprehensive Testing

PQA follows a systematic, transparent and consensus-based development process to ensure that measures are important, scientifically acceptable, feasible and usable. This approach produces strong, consistent results, but it also takes time. 

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PQA Publishes 2022 Measure Manual and Value Sets

PQA has published the 2022 PQA Measure Manual and Value Sets. The PQA Measure Manual includes detailed narrative specifications for PQA measures, which are needed to implement the measures accurately and appropriately. PQA Value Sets, which include National Drug Codes (NDCs), are required to calculate PQA measures as specified. 

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PQA Seeks Pharmacy and Payer Partners for VBA Pilots

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) seeks interested pharmacy and payer partners to participate in proof-of-concept pilots to implement high priority blood pressure and hemoglobin A1c measure concepts in value-based payment arrangements (VBAs). 

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Adapting PQA’s Claims-Based Opioid Quality Measures to PDMP Data

Prescription opioid-related deaths are one of the leading preventable public health problems. High-risk prescribing practices have contributed to the opioid overdose epidemic. These include overlapping opioid and benzodiazepine prescriptions, prescribing high-dose opioids and using multiple prescribers or pharmacies for opioid prescriptions. 

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PQA and CPF Lead National Initiative to Prioritize Pharmacy Measure Concepts

Concepts Could Be Used in Payer-Pharmacy Value-Based Arrangements 

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Developing the Right Measures Begins with Effective Conceptualization

PQA follows a systematic, transparent and consensus-based development process to ensure that measures are important, scientifically acceptable, feasible and usable. This approach produces strong, consistent results, but it also takes time.  

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Participate in PQA's Measure Development Process

This fall and into 2022, there are numerous opportunities for PQA members to participate in our measure development process. As a consensus-based and member-driven organization, this is the moment for you and your organization to inform and influence decisions on measures across the development and stewardship continuum. Here's what's coming up soon. Information on each of these will be emailed to members as we get closer to the opportunity.

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Q&A with Ben Shirley on PQA's New Diabetes Measures

PQA endorsed two new diabetes-focused health plan performance measures in December 2020. More than 34 million Americans have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These measures will help evaluate the quality of care for a disease that annually costs America $327 billion.

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